Number 1145 - Saturday 4th June 2022


The Wizards Weekend 'The Chris Cross Convention' - 11th-13th November, Newcastle upon Tyne. From the organisers: Roll Up, Roll Up! Come along to the first ever Chris Cross Convention - "The Wizards Weekend", taking place from 11th - 13th November 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne! Expect Lectures, Gala Shows, Special Surprise Guests, Dealers and Demonstrations, A Magic Auction, Masterclasses and More! Confirmed Special Guests to date: Chris Cross, Billy Kidd, Marc Oberon, John Archer, Franz Harary, Laura London, Mark Mason, Freak, Claire-Elizabeth, Jonathan Goodwin, Noel Britten, Jamie Raven and James James.

A very exclusive and friendly convention, featuring some of the biggest names in magic today, in an up close and intimate setting. Limited to only 175 Registrants. Secure your place now! The Full Registration Ticket includes registration for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday and entry to both Friday and Saturday Night Shows. Please note that all acts and guests are subject to change at any time, however, at the time of tickets being released, all names that have been released are 100% confirmed!


KFC, The Karl Fulves Convention - Now in its 7th year! This year's event will take place on Saturday 2nd July in London at the Rose Cafe 279 Finchley Road, London NW3 6LT, from 12.30pm. Nearest tube station Finchley Road on the Jubilee & Metropolitan line. This year promises a few surprises! The convention is set up to honour one of the greatest unsung geniuses and giants of close-up magic, Karl Fulves. As always attendance is free and informal; just turn up. And be prepared to show at least one trick from any of Karl Fulves publication. Any questions simply email organiser Allan Brown: 4.6.22


Magic Night at The Mill Sonning Theatre. From the organisers: Prepare to be amazed by Jamie Raven, Matt Daniel Baker and Etienne Pradier in this extraordinary show presented by Dan Hudson, Member of the World Famous Magic Circle. Tickets include a delicious Two Course Meal in our restaurant before the show.

Jamie Raven is a Magician and Illusionist, who burst onto an unsuspecting world during the 9th series of Britain’s Got Talent. His performances have now been seen over 800 million times, making him one of the most-watched magicians in the world today.

Matt Daniel Baker is one of the greatest performing mind readers in the world. He has been thrilling audiences around the world for almost 20 years with his exciting and bewildering combination of phenomenal mind reading and lightning speed humour!​

Etienne Pradier has won countless awards during his 25 years of performing magic at the highest level. He is one of the only 200 people to be presented a Gold Star membership and been promoted to The Inner Magic Circle. If you want to be amazed, look no further! Bar from 6pm. Dinner from 6.15pm. Performance starts at 8.15pm. The Mill at Sonning Theatre, Sonning Eye, Reading RG4 6TY on Monday 13th June, see


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Presto! International Magic Show debuts in Destin, Florida, for Summer 2022 starring acts from The Magic Castle, America’s Got Talent, FISM, and Britain’s Got Talent. Presto! at The Magic Parlor is a spectacle of magic featuring five internationally-renowned acts that have graced the stages of Broadway, London’s West End, America’s Got Talent and more. Guests will be transported to an amazing world in this tapestry of illusion, showmanship, and outright hilarity with this timeless new production. Inspired by early 20th century magic performances and the beauty of vintage, traveling European dance halls, Presto! delivers an experience unlike anything previously seen in North America. Starring: David Williamson, Chris Cox, Yu Hojin, The Great Kaplan, Pablo Canovas, Karl Herlinger and Michael Rayner. See 4.6.22


Britain's Got Talent Final - Sunday 5th June on ITV. Seven magic acts did really well this year by making it through to the semi-finals. They were: The Witches, Jun Woo, Ryland Petty, Andrew Basso, Keiichi Iwasaki, The Phantom and Matricks Illusion. Perhaps one of them will be selected as a 'Wild Card' for Sunday's final? Best of luck to them all. DT. 4.6.22


Illusion Impossible - live on stage tonight at The Lancaster Grand Theatre. From the promoter: Illusion Impossible showcases 5 of the most incredible Illusionists in the world including: Britain's Got Talent runner up Jamie Raven, Britain's Got Talent 2020 Finalists James & Dylan Piper, award winning magician Oliver Tabor, highly acclaimed magical duo The Glamourists and world speed illusionist Kayden Black. Collectively these performers have been seen millions, with over 500 million YouTube views between them. This production showcases their incredible talents together live on stage. Illusion Impossible features exclusive tricks never seen before in a non-stop show packed with breathtaking magic and illusions. Dates and tickets: "Exclusive Interview: Britain's Got Talent TV magician Jamie Raven" 4.6.22


Huge boost for leisure and tourism industry as IAAPA Expo Europe heads to London. The European leisure industry’s premier Expo and networking event returns to the UK for the first time since 2011, taking place at ExCeL London in September.

Thousands of UK and international leisure industry professionals are set to gather in London later this year for the annual IAAPA Expo Europe. The event is the flagship European trade show of The Global Association for the Attractions Industry, shining the spotlight firmly on the recovering tourism industry in this special Jubilee year for the UK, and putting London at the heart of Europe’s leisure industry in 2022. ExCeL London, September 12th-15th.


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The MagicWeek Video Archive. A new magic clip or show every week! This week card magic from Howard Posener on Talking Telephone Numbers from 26th February 1996. See The MagicWeek Video Archive. To see more from The MagicWeek Video Archive Click Here. 4.6.22


New: Jumbo £2 Coin by Discount Magic. Discount Magic write: After being unavailable for a long time Discount Magic has manufactured these highly sought after jumbo coins. Created to our specifications with an extra added effect included on the back of the coin. The production of one of these oversized coins will provide an excellent closer to your coin routine. Size just over 7.5cm in diameter. For more info and to order visit 4.6.22


Roman Armstrong on Craig Petty's Magic TV: 'Talk Magic'. Every Tuesday and Saturday at 9pm, Craig Petty sits down and chats with a well known magician; a creator, a performer, or someone who has had a positive impact on the Magic Community. "Roman Armstrong: Close-up magic, Alakazam, creativity, sitcoms, performing and more" YouTube. 28.5.22


Magic Magazine Indices. Over the lockdown Michael Colley has been working hard expanding the range of his Indices to old magic magazines. Now offered to magicians, the new indices are available as Microsoft Access files with Search facility and Excel spreadsheets. Some are available as PDF documents, but this is not possible for the larger indices.

New indices are to:

Club 71/The Magician – Geoff Maltby.

Goodliffe’s Magic Monthly – Goodliffe.

Magic Magazine – Max Andrews.

Mind & Magic – Ted Lesley.

The Wizard – George Armstrong.

The Demon Telegraph – Davenports.

Indices previously issued, but now with some additions, are for Abracadabra, Gen and Magigram. These are available as custom-made search files, and can also be supplied as Access databases. Abra and Magigram are not available as PDF files, because of their size (Abra has 30,519 entries for articles plus 10,951 for photographs). The indices to Gen, Magic Magazine and Demon Telegraph also have listings of the effects advertised. For further details of exact content, formats and prices please email Michael:


Congratulations to Richard Wiseman, seen here receiving the Golden Grolla Award (Grolla d’Oro) for his work on psychology and magic, from Walter Rolfo at the Masters of Magic conference last week. Established in 1953, this arts award is given for excellence in film, television, journalism, music or magic. 4.6.22


An Evening with John Morton at South Staffordshire Society of Magicians. Tony Dawson writes: South Staffordshire Society of Magicians would like you join us for an evening with John Morton. John will be covering a whole host of topics from close-up and impromptu magic to Wedding Fairs, character building and creativity. This is sure to be an outstanding lecture from one of the most creative magicians in the industry today. Monday 6th June at 8pm. Free for members, £5 for visiting Magicians at Longford House Beefeater, Watling Street, Cannock WS11 1SJ. Enquiries to: 4.6.22


New Release from Mark Leveridge Magic. Last month Mark presented his one-off online event entitled the Inner Circle Zoom Card Session 2022. The presentation was recorded, and is now available as a downloadable TricKlipXtra video, featuring the complete 2 hour lecture. The content comprises of 8 of Mark's card routines, which provide a variety of practical card effects suitable for walkabout, a close-up or stand-up show, and even mentalism. The tricks are: Imagination V2, The Unprint Button, Easy Prediction, The Department Store, The Exchange, New Aces Through Newspaper, Excalibur and Pure Cards Across. In addition to performing and fully explaining each of these complete routines, Mark also goes through four useful yet rarely seen card moves, which you will be able to introduce into your card magic repertoire. This fine lecture download video costs £30.00 (£15.00 for E-Club Pro members) and more details can be found at 4.6.22


The Balloon Artistes Guild Balloon Days are back. From the organisers: Line twisting hands-on balloon workshop, Sutton, Surrey, 28th June. Yes we have a live and in-person balloon twisting workshop that will cover line twisting. The designs being shown will feature two balloons and a scrap; so definitely balloon modelling for the real world. There will also be a fun competition to join in with, if you wish, and some little give-away prizes. Any questions, please email: or to book visit 4.6.22


The Secret Wish. A Royal Tarot Mystery. Mr E Enterprises write: The widespread use of tarot cards for divination only took off in the late 1700s, when Frenchman Jean-Baptise Alliette published the first definitive guide to tarot card reading. Adhering to the revelation of sacred scripture the Church over the centuries has judged fortune telling including tarot cards as sinful. Queen Ann ordered that all tarot cards should be cut into halves for them to lose their wicked powers. However not to be outdone Italian gypsies used the half-cards to give readings and help people to overcome their problems.... Find out all about The Secret Wish. A Royal Tarot Mystery at 4.6.22


The Magic Show - Starring Liam A Black as The Glittering Prince of Magic. From the organisers: Join Liam A Black as the Glittering Prince of Magic, along with his 6 beautiful showgirls in his all new Las Vegas style magic spectacular. This is one of the few magic shows at the fringe to feature huge stunts and West End quality production values. We have limited ticket availability so please book early. Venue: The Emerald Theatre, Nicholson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9 BX. 9pm nightly August 5th thru 13th, 15th thru 20th, 22nd thru 27th.  Book here: 4.6.22


Perth Magic Circle Winner! Adrian Harris writes: Congratulations to Gus McGregor who recently won the Rodger Caseby Memorial Cup for best Magic Act which is competed for annually by members of the Perth and St. Andrews Magic Circles and also the Dundee Society of Magicians. Because of Covid, the competition had to be cancelled last year so it was good for the three clubs to be able to meet up once again. The Dundee club hosted this year's competition in their headquarters, the Logie Club, which attracted 10 entrants who performed every genre of magic which saw no repetition of effects which has happened in the past. Perth Magic Circle will host the competition next year. 4.6.22


Magicseen Lite Issue 19 June 2022. From the publishers: The latest edition of Magicseen Lite, which features selected content from the full May Magicseen, is now ready to download for free. We have the full cover story on top close-up magician Laura London. Her story is interesting and honest; all in all a really good read! In The Phonebox is a regular feature in which we get to speak to the rich and famous from the entertainment world about themselves, but more importantly, about their knowledge of magic! Kim Joo-Hun gets the call this time. We love a bit of fun in Magicseen, so we have included What Could Possibly Go Wrong? to hopefully give you a smile. Plus... from the Masterclass trick section we offer Paul Gordon's routine Twister, Jared Volle gives some great advice on how to get started as a stand up act, and as usual we also give you a selection of the latest product reviews. So if you would like to experience a sample of what Magicseen has to offer, go to right now and download a complimentary copy of Magicseen Lite issue 19 as well as any/all of the previous 18 editions! 4.6.22


Exact Change by Gregory Wilson - Alakazam Magic. A soon-to-be-stunned spectator gives you a number from 1-100. You remove all the change from your pocket and the total matches exactly! In Greg's professional repertoire for years, it's a perfectly direct and deceptive feat of mentalism that has impressed some of the best minds in magic!

It's easy to do. You start clean, end clean, can turn your pocket inside out or (if you're cheeky enough) have a spectator reach in for the outcome herself. Plus, it comes with 36 remarkable routines to overwhelm your senses! Resets instantly. No palming. No forcing. No tailoring. No place it can't be done. The instructional DVD, fine leather money clip and custom-designed "secret weapon" will make you look like a master mentalist in minutes! Find out more, visit


Deception. Pilot. Episode 1. The art of illusion takes the stage as disgraced magician Cameron Black puts his skills of deception and illusion to work at the FBI. Repeat. Tuesday 14th June on Alibi. See TV Magic for details. 4.6.22


News Deadline reminder. MagicWeek welcomes your UK magic news (major and minor), but please remember the news deadline: Thursday if possible; final deadline 12 noon Friday. Many thanks, DT. 4.6.22


"Derren Brown: Showman – Liverpool Empire" Click Here • "Derren Brown at Liverpool Empire" Click Here • "Magicians and illusionists of NSW: A day in the life of an entertainer" Click Here • "Magician accuses Swan Theatre of prejudice against magicians" Click Here • "Keith Barry nearly drove himself and Nicole Scherzinger off a cliff during dangerous stunt" Click Here • I hope you are having lots of fun if you're performing over the Platinum Jubilee weekend! See you next week, Duncan. 4.6.22